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Melted Crayon Rocks: Gifts That Kids Can Make

| September 9, 2013 | 15 Comments
Melted Crayon Rocks: Gifts That Kids Can Make

 Here is a post that I have been meaning to share for AAAAGES, part of the recent “Gifts That Kids Can Make” series of ideas: Crayon Rocks. These make excellent paper weights and are a lovely gift to any family friend of relative. As you can see we have made several. Not only do they […]

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12 Autumn Crafts Ideas & a Hangout

| September 6, 2013 | 7 Comments
12 Autumn Crafts Ideas & a Hangout

Welcome back to our series of crafty videos – sharing craft ideas from a number of craft bloggers on a certain topic. This week we looked at Autumn Crafts. I love Autumn, for me Autumn is when family crafting really begins. The days get shorter and cooler, you start to spend more time indoors. Nature […]

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Doodle Owls

| September 6, 2013 | 4 Comments
Doodle Owls

Many moons ago we made some simple TP Roll Owls using, well a tp roll (aka toilet paper roll) and some pumpkin seed and lentil TP Roll Owl – which we loved making as it was just so Autumn! This year, I was getting ready for our Autumn craft hangouts and thought “Ooooh we need a […]

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Daily Creativity: Mix Media

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Daily Creativity: Mix Media

You may have seen some of our “Daily Creativity” posts before – they are simple posts showing different but VERY SIMPLE ways that you can nurture and develop the creativity in your children. The idea is to do things regularly – but simple. So that you don’t tear your hair out worrying about “set up” […]

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10+1 No Sew Costume Craft Ideas

| September 4, 2013 | 5 Comments
10+1 No Sew Costume Craft Ideas

We do love getting dressed up and I do love making the kids’ some fancy dress costumes myself. Halloween Fancy Dress is a great time to get creative with the kids. Don’t invest in expensive costumes, that they quickly grow out of, but make some of these easy No Sew Costume Ideas many of which […]

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Walnut Owls

| September 4, 2013 | 17 Comments
Walnut Owls

We love Walnut Crafts – walnuts are one of my favourite “craft materials” ever (I may be fibbing there, I am rather partial to Toilet Roll Crafts too) – and probably this stems from early childhood memories of making walnut boats and walnut babies…. Walnut crafts are also part of Autumn for me – as […]

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30 Art Projects for Kids – Exploring the Great Artists

| September 3, 2013 | 14 Comments
30 Art Projects for Kids – Exploring the Great Artists

We have been running a Kids Get Arty challenge now for well over a year. Every couple of months, we challenge you to look at a real artist with your child, discuss their work and then be inspired by their technique or inspiration to create your Art Projects for Kids. It has been a wonderful […]

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Paper Mask Craft

| September 3, 2013 | 1 Comment
Paper Mask Craft

The final of our recent “fancy dress” ideas that you can make with kids. Lots of no sew costumes, that should sort you out for any upcoming Fancy Dress party of Halloween. With these simple masks, you can be ANYTHING you like, and let your imagination go wild with these simple paper masks, all made […]

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Halloween Costumes Kids Can Make: Mummies

| September 2, 2013 | 8 Comments
Halloween Costumes Kids Can Make: Mummies

I am running a short series of Halloween Costumes that kids can make. There is nothing like BEING prepared.. but if you are NOT prepared, then these costumes should STILL come in handy, as they are quick and easy, as well as very inexpensive to make. I was tasked by the UK newspaper The Times […]

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Halloween Costumes Kids Can Make: Frankenstein

| September 1, 2013 | 3 Comments
Halloween Costumes Kids Can Make: Frankenstein

Continuing on our Halloween Costumes crafty season, we have a Frankenstein Costume to share. If you really want to hide this Halloween and for no-one to recognise you, make a Frankenstein mask out of a paper bag.  Paper bags come in all shapes and sizes, try and find one that fits you perfectly or cut […]

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Fairy Wing Craft

| August 30, 2013 | 10 Comments
Fairy Wing Craft

Recently Netmums challenged us to get crafty with Cereal Box crafts. I love cereal box crafts ANYWAY, as it is such a free and versatile material and the timing was good, was I was thinking about a fairy wing craft for Pip Squeak anyway. Bring the two together and you have these lovely Cereal Box […]

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Halloween Bride: Costumes Kids Can Make

| August 29, 2013 | 3 Comments
Halloween Bride: Costumes Kids Can Make

Last year, I created a set of Halloween Costume ideas for the children’s supplement of The Times – the costume ideas are aimed at 8- 12 yrs old to make themselves (or younger kids to make with an adult) and that don’t cost the earth to make. I thought now would be a good time to […]

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Felt Heart Ornament Craft Keyring – Gifts That Kids Can Make

| August 28, 2013 | 14 Comments
Felt Heart Ornament Craft Keyring – Gifts That Kids Can Make

We love it when our craft session ends in gifts that kids can make… these adorable little felt heart ornament crafts are just that – turn them into key rings or zipper pulls on your school bags and you have a lovely little gift to give to a relative or a friend. We are craft […]

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Our Crafts on Holiday

| August 21, 2013 | 4 Comments
Our Crafts on Holiday

Some of you may have guessed that we recently went away on holiday. Whilst we are away, of course we like to relax and I usually don’t think too much about Red Ted Art. But in our family it is inevitable that we DO DO just a little crafting on the go. Last year we […]

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